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“Its about the flavours”

The St. John Restaurant - Moved
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 24, 2013

OK so last night I had dinner at Galatoire's in New Orleans, its one the cities best and reassuringly expensive ,tonight it was St John in St Martinville and its a fraction of the price and the food and the cooking is so much better. In these reviews its all too easy to burble on about the ambiance the style, and forget its about the food, every thing else is a bonus. St John is a busy small atmospheric restaurant, serving its local community, and the food, is terrific , the gumbo, the grilled cat fish , the sauteed steak all grabbed your taste buds, and danced with them. Some of the best food I have had in Louisiana.

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1  Thank Adam S
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I always have the steak and stuffed baked potatoe...awesome.
Its my favorite place to go to have dinner with my family... The owner and staff are always so friendly.

Thank Francesca F
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We ate at St Johns three times while staying in St Martinville, and highly recommend it. It's a real neighbourhood restaurant and very popular with the locals, so if you are there at the weekend you need to book!

There's a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere and we were recognised on our first return visit, and even over the phone when booking for the third time. My english accent might have been a clue though!

The crab cakes are just amazing, and would be judged excellent if served in any restaurant at any level. We didn't have steak, but saw others eating it and it looked delicious and well cooked. Be warned, the fried offerings are a lot of food!

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1  Thank Anne123
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The food was great and service from Caroline was superb. The crab cakes were so good we went back the next night and got more. The pasta dishes were another story. The pasta was over cooked and the sauce was very runny. We were in town for the Tour du Teche race and wanted pasta dishes for the carbs for racing. The shrimp, chicken and side orders were excellent. The owner stops to speak briefly to each table to make sure the food was prepared correctly. He doesn't like to hear that something doesn't taste good though. We tried to tell him about our pasta dishes and he could see we only ate the meat/seafood that came with it. He quickly changed the topic and walked away. If he took the honest critisicm that he asked us for then he would have a great menu in the future. We went back the next night and I'm sure he noticed none of our group ordered any pasta dishes.

Thank Ralph O
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

If you get nothing else...oh my...CRAB CAKES!!! The owner and the servers were friendly, we went back two nights in a row for ....guess....CRAB CAKES!

Thank Gary M
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